John Cyril BARRETT

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BARRETT, John Cyril

Service Number: 3117
Enlisted: 24 October 1916, Bundaberg, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Belton, South Australia, 3 July 1892
Home Town: Mount Cooper, Streaky Bay, South Australia
Schooling: Belton Public School
Occupation: Farm labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 27 September 1917, aged 25 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient), Streaky Bay War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

24 Oct 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3117, Bundaberg, Queensland
16 Dec 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3117, 50th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
16 Dec 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3117, 50th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Berrima, Adelaide
27 Sep 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3117, 50th Infantry Battalion, Polygon Wood

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...3117 Private John Cyril Barrett, 50th Battalion, of Mount Cooper, SA. A farmer prior to enlistement, Pte Barrett embarked with the 8th Reinforcements from Adelaide on HMAT Berrima on 16 December 1916. On 27 September 1917 he was killed in action in Belgium, aged 25. He has no known grave and is commemorated at the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)